Tunbridge Wells Ice rink tickets go on sale on Friday 18th September and children who turn 10 this year are entitled to a free ticket!!!
Tickets go on sale on Friday 18th September for Skate 2020, the Tunbridge Wells ice rink that is returning again this year to transform Calverley Grounds into a magical festive destination.
Celebrating its tenth birthday in 2020, Tunbridge Wells Ice Rink returns!
Marking the start of the festive season the Assembly Hall Theatre’s real ice rink Skate will be open from Friday 13th November until Sunday 3rd January, and to celebrate its tenth birthday the rink is offering a special birthday present of a free ticket for young skaters who also turned 10 this year. (Please note – the free ticket for ten year olds is subject to availability and during Saver sessions only, proof of age will be needed.)
The rink is a Tunbridge Wells Borough Council facility and Cabinet member Councillor Jane March said: ‘The ice rink is coming. It’s fantastic to know that it’s still going ahead despite all the problems of 2020. A skating trip to Calverley Grounds is now a must-do for many of us during the Christmas period and I think this year, more than ever, it will be wonderful to do something that is reassuringly familiar but still safe and within government guidelines. Book your tickets now and don’t miss out on the fun.’
Ticket prices start from – child £8.00 adult £12.00 student £10.00 and the rink is a GO! Card venue. Book online at Skate Tunbridge Wells. Telephone bookings can be made by calling 01892 530613. On-the-day online tickets may be purchased at the rink subject to availability.
The skating experience will be very familiar to regular visitors. There will be parent and toddler sessions at 9.15am at weekends and, following its popularity last year, curling will be available during some of the evening sessions.
Some changes are being implemented to ensure everyone’s safety, and to maximise everyone’s enjoyment of their Skate 2020 visit. Reduced capacity on the rink will mean more room for skaters and more room for social distancing. To help with this, this year there will be just one large skating rink and no toddler rink.
The Assembly Hall Theatre, which manages the rink for Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, is asking visitors and staff to wear a face covering and comply with NHS Track and Trace.
Additional skates will be in stock to allow time for cleaning and sanitisation and there will be extra space in the skate changing area to enable social distancing. Enhanced cleaning, more toilets and sanitiser stations are included in the measures being applied.
This year the bar and café alongside the rink will be in a semi-open marquee to promote air flow and there will be increased outdoor seating.